Buglossoides arvensis (L.) I.M.Johnst.


J. Arnold Arbor. 35: 42 (1954) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual herb, 20–45 cm high, erect or ascending; branches densely covered with appressed hairs. Leaves densely appressed-hairy, apex obtuse, margins entire; rosette leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, 2–10 cm long, 2–15 mm wide; cauline leaves oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic. Bracts longer than sepals. Flowers on pedicels 1–2 mm long, elongating to c. 4 mm in fruit; sepals linear, 4–6 mm long, acute, elongating to c. 15 mm in fruit, hairy; corolla 6–7 mm long, white to cream, lobes oblong, 1–2 mm long, much shorter than tube; stamens inserted just below middle of corolla-tube. Mericarps 3–4 mm long, densely tuberculate, inner surface ridged, pale brown. Flowers Aug.–Feb.

*Brid, *CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Naturalised all States. Native to Europe. A widespread weed, mostly of disturbed places in drier parts of northern and western Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
genus Buglossoides
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Buglossoides arvensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Buglossoides arvensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory